Virgin Atlantic adds third weekly direct flight to Cuba from London

Posted: 26-Dec-15 09:07

In order to keep up with the forecasted increase in demand from November 2016 to March 2017, UK-based airline, Virgin Atlantic, has recently announced the addition of a new flight to Cuba, adding to their existing twice-weekly service to Havana from London. This new weekly service connecting Cuba and the UK will take off on Saturdays, adding to Virgin's existing two weekly operations to the Caribbean island, which take off from London on Mondays and Thursdays.

Virgin Atlantic adds third weekly direct flight to Cuba from London

It seems no one can get enough of Cuba these days, and not just the Americans, who have been flooding the island ever since travel to former forbidden fruit of the Caribbean became easier and more accessible for them.

UK holidaymakers have also been heading there in increasingly growing numbers in what is believed to be a race to see the real, raw and authentic Cuba before Americanisation changes it forever (if that ever happens).

This fear that the island will lose some (or all) of its quirky authenticism, vintage allure and original je-ne-sais-quoi is leading many to think the time to see it is now or never. Indeed many Brits are jumping in the queue to witness the changing landscape of the Cuba of today, and not soon enough it seems.

Anticipating a larger influx of visitors to the island from the UK, Virgin Atlantic has stepped in to announce it will be increasing its operations to the island by adding a third weekly flight towards the end of next year.

The new Virgin flights to Cuba have already been loaded across all GDS systems and are available to book from now, either via the carrier’s official website or through tour operators and travel agencies.

Virgin Atlantic’s new Saturday flights to Havana during the winter season 2016/2017 will depart London at 11:30 a.m. and arrive in Havana at 16:35 local time.


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